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22nd Aug '17 7:25:47 PM ratty
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*Music/RoyOrbison, which suited his operatic singing style. The chorus of "Crying" turns the titular word into 5 syllables.
10th Jun '17 11:12:41 AM nombretomado
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** [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] was very fond of melismatic lines in his operas, usually given to the soprano but on occasion to the tenor (eg originally in ''Idomeneo, Re di Creta'') or bass (''The Abduction from the Seraglio''). The more famous examples include:

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** [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] was very fond of melismatic lines in his operas, usually given to the soprano but on occasion to the tenor (eg originally in ''Idomeneo, Re di Creta'') or bass (''The Abduction from the Seraglio''). The more famous examples include:
27th Apr '17 11:28:54 AM PillarGeneral8
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*** The Berceuse she sings while healing Gérald [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYeeOZcAJDo Sous le ciel tout étoilé]] also contains such vocals.

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*** The Berceuse she sings while healing Gérald Gérald, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYeeOZcAJDo Sous le ciel tout étoilé]] étoilé]], also contains such vocals.
27th Apr '17 11:27:54 AM PillarGeneral8
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** Delibes ''Lakmé'' has some famous pieces for its titular character, who is always sung by a coloratura soprano.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPRwjLwRFhQ L'Air des Clochettes]], also known as the Bell Song is a favourite recital song for coloratura sopranos.
*** Her death aria [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66RVd5NIKYs Tu m'as donné le plus doux rêve]] has several notes like this.
*** The Berceuse she sings while healing Gérald [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYeeOZcAJDo Sous le ciel tout étoilé]] also contains such vocals.
3rd Mar '17 12:12:26 PM JamesAustin
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->''And, inevitably, there is the Soulful Syllable Stretch. The Soulful Syllable Stretch involves elongating words with flashy arpeggios and trills: "love" becomes "lo-oh-ho-HEY-ah-ho-HO-ho-hoooooooOOOOOOOOVE!" A Soulful Syllable Stretch Grand Mistress, such as Music/{{Beyonce}} Knowles of Music/DestinysChild, can make one word last a week. Keys alternates Soulful Syllable Stretches with pregnant pauses. How Come You Don't Call Me? is so rife with the latter, you suspect the involvement of Creator/HaroldPinter.''

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->''And, ->''"And, inevitably, there is the Soulful Syllable Stretch. The Soulful Syllable Stretch involves elongating words with flashy arpeggios and trills: "love" becomes "lo-oh-ho-HEY-ah-ho-HO-ho-hoooooooOOOOOOOOVE!" A Soulful Syllable Stretch Grand Mistress, such as Music/{{Beyonce}} Knowles of Music/DestinysChild, can make one word last a week. Keys alternates Soulful Syllable Stretches with pregnant pauses. How Come You Don't Call Me? is so rife with the latter, you suspect the involvement of Creator/HaroldPinter.''"''



* 1930s musical star Jeanette [=MacDonald=] does this in ''Film/SanFrancisco'', especially when belting out the TitleThemeTune during her big number near the end. "Sa-a-a-a-a-n Francisco, open your golden gate..."

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* 1930s musical star Jeanette [=MacDonald=] does this in ''Film/SanFrancisco'', ''Film/{{San Francisco|1936}}'', especially when belting out the TitleThemeTune during her big number near the end. "Sa-a-a-a-a-n Francisco, open your golden gate..."
28th Feb '17 10:53:20 AM jamespolk
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* 1930s musical star Jeanette [=MacDonald=] does this in ''Film/SanFrancisco'', especially when belting out the TitleThemeTune during her big number near the end. "Sa-a-a-a-a-n Francisco, open your golden gate..."
7th Feb '17 5:16:29 AM Toshiaki
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* Japanese-born German yodeler Music/TakeoIschi belted out some pretty impressive vowel extension in his new song ''Chicken Attack''.
20th Nov '16 8:36:47 AM Prfnoff
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* Music/BenjaminBritten's operas have melismas all over the place, especially in the parts written for Peter Pears (who had a talent for them). In ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew'', Peter Quint's repeated melismatic calls of "Miles!" are an important {{Leitmotif}}.
18th Oct '16 2:34:18 AM AgProv
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Melisma migrated over to pop music at some indistinct point (credit for popularising it varies between Music/StevieWonder, Music/MariahCarey or some others), and now it's pretty common in R&B or R&B-influenced pop music. Remember Music/WhitneyHouston's "I Will Always Love You"? That's melisma.[[note]]Though to be fair, Music/DollyParton did it in the original version, too, though not nearly as much.[[/note]] It's easy to see why it ended up in pop music: used properly it can have a great effect. The only problem is that there have been many singers recently who just blindly abuse it to lend their songs some sort of "soulfulness" or whatever, and it just becomes annoying, as demonstrated by the above quote. A frequent way to deride these singers is to note that they take simple words like "yeah", "I" or "whoa" and stretch it to something like [[MemeticMutation over 9000]] syllables. But the real problem is that some artists don't have the skill or vocal range to actually pull it off.

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Melisma migrated over to pop music at some indistinct point (credit (credit[[note]]or blame[[/note]] for popularising it varies between Music/StevieWonder, Music/MariahCarey or some others), and now it's pretty common in R&B or R&B-influenced pop music. Remember Music/WhitneyHouston's "I Will Always Love You"? That's melisma.[[note]]Though to be fair, Music/DollyParton did it in the original version, too, though not nearly as much.[[/note]] It's easy to see why it ended up in pop music: used properly it can have a great effect. The only problem is that there have been many singers recently who just blindly abuse it to lend their songs some sort of "soulfulness" or whatever, and it just becomes annoying, as demonstrated by the above quote. A frequent way to deride these singers is to note that they take simple words like "yeah", "I" or "whoa" and stretch it to something like [[MemeticMutation over 9000]] syllables. But the real problem is that some artists don't have the skill or vocal range to actually pull it off.
9th May '16 3:07:38 PM bt8257
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-->'''Alexis Petridis''' [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2002/oct/25/artsfeatures.popandrock1 reviewing]] an AliciaKeys concert.

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-->'''Alexis Petridis''' [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2002/oct/25/artsfeatures.popandrock1 reviewing]] an AliciaKeys Music/AliciaKeys concert.
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